Women's Basketball Ranked No. 3 in Mid-Major Top 25
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast women’s basketball team earned the No. 3 spot in this week’s CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. FGCU came in at the No. 3 spot for the third consecutive week.

FGCU received three of the 31 first-place votes, while Green Bay and Bowling Green, the only squads ranked higher than the Eagles, picked up 17 and 11 first-place votes, respectively.

The women's Mid-Major Top 25 is comprised of teams from the America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Great West, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt and West Coast Conference.

The Blue and Green are the lone Atlantic Sun Conference team represented in this week’s Top 25. ETSU and Jacksonville are receiving votes in the poll.

The Eagles (7-0, 2-0 A-Sun) will be back in action at Alico Arena to face in-state rival FIU on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7:05 p.m., before hosting the Hoosiers of Indiana on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the back-end of a doubleheader after the men’s team hosts N.C. Central.

Mid-Major Poll - Updated Dec. 14 - (First Place votes)
1. Green Bay (17)
2. Bowling Green (11)
3. Florida Gulf Coast (3)
4. Princeton
5. Gonzaga
6. Middle Tennessee
7. Delaware
8. UC Davis
9. Old Dominion
10. Illinois State
11. Missouri State
12. Marist
13. James Madison
14. Appalachian State
15. Creighton
16. Gardner-Webb
17. Drexel
18. Cleveland State
19. Arkansas-Little Rock
20. Toledo
21. Central Michigan
22. St. Mary's
23. Kent State
24. Samford
25. Hofstra

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: South Dakota State 84, Lamar 51, Albany 45, Miami (Ohio) 45, Tennessee Tech 29, Lehigh 28, Northern Iowa 16, Morehead State 14, Cal State Bakersfield 13, UNC Wilmington 10, Jacksonville 9, East Tennessee State 7, Evansville 7, South Alabama 6, Portland 6, Monmouth 5, Oakland 4, UNC Asheville 3, Sacred Heart 3, Virginia Commonwealth 1, UC Riverside 1, UC Irvine 1.

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